New Episodes of 'Happy Endings' and 'Don’t Trust the B---- in Apt 23' Replace ‘666 Park Avenue’ on Sunday, January 6

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December 21st, 2012

Looks like 666 Park Avenue is being replaced by new episodes of Don't Trust the B and Happy Endings for at least one week in January, according to a program change press release issued by ABC today. Update:  They will also air from 10-11p on January 13 and January 20 and these airings are in addition to the regular Tuesday episodes. ABC plans to air the '666' episodes this summer.

via press release:







“Paris...” – June is nervous and excited about starting at Harken Financial. Things go surprisingly well, and she even meets an incredibly nice co-worker, Fox Paris. Chloe warns June, though, that she shouldn’t be so trusting and that Fox is probably just keeping her enemies close. Meanwhile, Mark looks to James for help in expressing his newfound feelings for June, on “Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23,” SUNDAY, JANUARY 6 (10:31-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.


Note: This program replaces “666 Park Avenue.”






“Fowl Play/Date” – After Brad and Penny accidentally break Alex’s beloved childhood memento, they try to glue it back together. But they go from just being clumsy to “birderers” after Tyler, Alex’s racist parrot, keels over and dies from the glue fumes. Can they cover up the crime before Alex returns from her Rom-Com Com? Meanwhile, Jane and Dave try a little too hard to find a match for Max, on “Happy Endings,” SUNDAY, JANUARY 6 (10:01-10:31 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.


Note: This program replaces “666 Park Avenue.”

  • Networkman

    ABC has Wednesday night on lock for comedies. I am glad that they are trying other nights where comedies are not established. The Friday multi-cam comedies are doing fine. And now ABC will attempt Sunday night. Wednesday @10 was an option as well. But it may have been overkill with 3 hours worth of comedy. After Revenge, it would be nice to watch something with a lighter tone. Also in my opinion, CSI and Chicago Fire would of been stronger competition.

  • Networkman

    Speaking of lighter tone, I feel GCB would have done better after Revenge. The reason it really did not take off was that it was following Desperate Housewives and there was too much comparison. And it paled in quality compare to Desperate Housewives.

  • Austin Lauran


    You said that one of the sitcoms will still have a few episodes left by March?
    I have an idea for what ABC can do: Air the episodes back-to-back in the Thursday 8/7 PM timeslot if the new drama gets cancelled quickly. The ABC execs have nothing to lose.

  • rob60990

    What I don’t understand is why ABC is airing reruns of HE & Apt 23 on Jan 1. I know it’s a holiday but both shows are pretty much dead.

  • Bitter Ringer Fan

    I love Apartment 23 and HE looks like a nice show but this doesn’t look good at all, 2 episodes per week? it looks like they just want to get rid of both shows asap! I hope to be proven wrong though! …and about 666 that sucks! I watch the show and was waiting for the remaining 4 episodes this january and now i’ll have to wait until June?! that’s so disrespectful towards the fans

  • Cue

    I dont see how this is that bad of news, at least this way they actually get to air all their episodes, even if it is in “burn off” style. It was going to end it’s season in March either way. Happy Endings has had the the “burn off” treatment every season they’ve been on really, they were doing the 2 episodes a night for the whole first season, and then in the second half of season two they rushed the episodes by airing them on nights when everything was in reruns. I wouldn’t give up hope just yet, the fact that they’re getting all episodes produced and not getting the order cut is pretty good news. With 57 episodes produced, I don’t think they’ll cancell it at this point, it might have to move to cable but I don’t think it’s going away for good, I think they’ll either continue at ABC with a terrible timeslot and get another “burn-off” season or get rescued by TBS and air in a block with Cougar Town.

  • Dan

    @Austin Lauran – Even if Zero Hour flops, all episodes qill air through May where it will get axed. Midseason shows on ABC rarely ever gets pulled, last seasons midseason dramas The River, Missing and GCB were axed but all episodes aired. Zero Hour and Red Widow will air all eps no matter what.

    ABC should have scheduled the remaining eps of Happy Endings and Apartment 23 Fridays at 9 late March early April after DWTS begins and when Shark Tank ends its season.

  • Dan

    @rob60990 – ABC should have aired new episodes on Jan 1 like they did in 2010 with similar Tuesday burn off comedies Scrubs and Better Off Ted. However unlike those two which finished in Jan, both Happy Endings and Apartment 23 are airing through March and ABC maintains that both shows still have a chance despite the fact that we all know Apartment 23 is done after 2 seasons and 26 eps while Happy Endings still has somewhat of a chance for a fourth year.

    Fingers crossed TBS can pick up Happy Endings so instead of being bounced around the schedule it can air 15 eps straight like Cougar Town for the next couple of seasons.

  • Paulo PT

    ABC trully believe that this sitcoms will rate above 666 Park Avenue? With lucky they pull a 1.0% in A18-49. LOL

    Instead of “The Taste”, ABC should air back-to-back episodes from HE and Apt23.

    Keeping 666 Park Avenue on Sundays.

  • Azzman

    Why does everyone assume that TBS is in the market for picking up ANYTHING, let alone another failed comedy from another network? Just because they did it once doesn’t mean they’ll necessarily do it again (though I’d hope that somebody would cuz I like both shows!)

  • Dan

    @Azzman – Sony Television and TBS have a good relationship and Happy Endings does fit in with their brand, it could happen for syndication purposes.

    @Paulo PT – It’s doubtful that ABC actually believes that the comedies will do better than 66 Park Avenue (Though its likely anything can) ABC just wants to get through the extra Happy Endings and Apartment 23 eps and they happen to have a free slot until Red Widow premieres. They would sacrifice a cancelled show for 2 shows that have yet to be cancelled. Though I hope the remaining 666 eps air this summer.

  • Juan

    Well I love the idea of the comedies on Sunday, would watch all ABC as usual but with something I love more cause 666 was just ok really

  • Samunto

    This is a straight up burn-off. If HE can increase it’s tiny ratings it might get renewed. I doubt so though. Apt 23 is dead.

  • eridapo

    The bear caught up to 666 Park, but the network refuses to acknowledge that the show is happily in the bear’ tummy..

  • KevinY

    Sundays should be good. Revenge and Happy Endings are my two favorite ABC shows.

  • AJ

    Happy Endings might move to MTV?

  • iggy agrimotor

    Move Red Widow to Tuesdays at 9.


    I must say “This is definite burnoff!”

  • Nick

    @iggy agrimotor

    Move Red Widow to Tuesdays at 9.

    Why? It’s a perfect fit for Revenge. Why move it to behind DWTS, which is a completely different type of show and has worse ratings than Revenge?

  • Rebecca

    Well, I’ll watch all three whenever they air new episodes. Even if 666PA doesn’t air until summer or just posts its remaining episodes online I’ll catch them. HE and A23 are probably doomed but I’ll watch what’s left.

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